Successful organizations maintain an edge, especially in this competitive marketplace. The value of supplier
diversity is that it gives your organization a distinction that shows your commitment to diversity through strong
relationships with your suppliers and all stakeholders. A solid supplier diversity program creates opportunities
to partner with innovative or otherwise untapped resources and markets. Additionally, having the CPSD™ designation is instant recognition that you and your organization are on the right track.
CPSD™ Eligibility Requirements:
Successfully pass the Foundation of Supply Management — Exam 1 (This requirement is waived if the
candidate holds a current C.P.M. or CPSM®.)
Successfully pass the CPSD™ Essentials in Supplier Diversity Exam— Exam 2.
Have a minimum of five years of professional (nonclerical, nonsupport) supplier diversity or supply management experience (does not need to be full-time), OR three years of professional (nonclerical, nonsupport)
supplier diversity or supply management experience IF the candidate has a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Candidates may submit their work experience to ISM before taking any exams to see if they qualify for the
CPSD™. There is a US$25 charge for this optional service.
Use the CPSD™ Study Resources — Designed to Save You Time
For candidates who need to take both exams
CPSD™ Study Bundle
The CPSD™ Study Bundle includes study materials for the Foundations of Supply Management Exam 1 (waived
if you are a current CPSM or C.P.M.) and The Essentials in Supplier Diversity Exam 2. For Exam 1, the Foundations
of Supply Management, it contains a Diagnostic Practice Exam (print or web version), an exam 1 Study Guide,
and a ISM Professional Series Book 1. For Exam 2, the Essentials in Supplier Diversity, it contains the all-inclusive
study tool (print or web version). A combination of these four materials provides the most effective way to study,
in addition to a savings of 15%.
Item Number: CPSD_PKG_P | Member: US$256.70/Nonmember: US$350.20
Diagnostic Practice Exam 1 — Foundation of Supply Management,
The Diagnostic Practice Exam 1 − Foundation of Supply Management, 2nd Edition, web version, helps you
focus your study efforts by identifying areas of supply management that need strengthening. You get a sample
test for Exam 1 with a grading scale and correct answers, including justification and references. Use as a
component of the CPSD™ Roadmap.
Note: This practice exam is equivalent to the Diagnostic Practice Exam 1− Foundation of Supply Management, 2nd Edition,
Item Number: CPSMDK_E1 | Member: US$75/Nonmember: US$105
Item Number: DDP | Member: US$45/Nonmember: US$55